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An Important statement from the Chairman of Downers Grove youth Baseball:

 

Dear Parents,

The safety of all children participating in Downers Grove Youth Baseball has always been the number one priority of the board of directors of DGYB.

On February 14, 2018 the “Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sports Authorization act of 2017” was signed into law and became effective immediately.

We are required to have back ground checks of all managers and coaches which DGYB was already administering.  We will continue to have this program as a requirement to manage and coach for DGYB. We are also required to have a safe sports policy in place, which we have included links on our site.  All volunteers will receive this plan along with educational documentation.

Also, please find the following links on our site: Parents Guide to Child Abuse/Molestation Risk Management Program along with the Abuse/Molestation risk Management Program document.  Before the season begins these programs will be discussed with the coaches and they will sign off that they have received this information.

Regards,

Jim Tremmel

Chairman of the Board of Directors

 

Parents guide and Volunteer Back Round Check Form

Please use the above link to access both parent guide and volunteer back round check form. Thank You.

General Information Inquiries

email info@dgyb.org or click the envelope


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Spring Registration is OPEN!

To Register please click on the image of the baseball to the right.

Welcome to the 2021 Spring Season for Downers Grove Youth Baseball (DGYB).  DGYB offers 4 Baseball Leagues for children ages 6 through 16. The Leagues are divided among age groups specified below. More information about the Leagues can be found at the Leagues webpage.

PLEASE READ THIS MESSAGE IN ITS ENTIRETY REGARDING AGES, REGISTRATION DEADLINES AND LATE FEES.

For Instructional (Ages 6-7), Rookie (Age 8), and Youth Leagues (Ages 9-12) the baseball age is based on the player's age as of August 31, 2021.  DGYB Babe Ruth Prep 13 includes all players who will be 13 as of August 31, 2021. For ages 14-16 Babe Ruth League still follows the national organization age cutoff of April 30, 2021.

From To DGYB Age League Fees
2014-09-01 2015-08-31 6 Instructional $135
2013-09-01 2014-08-31 7 Instructional $135
2012-09-01 2013-08-31 8 Rookie $170
2011-09-01 2012-08-31 9 Youth $190
2010-09-01 2011-08-31 10 Youth $190
2009-09-01 2010-08-31 11 Youth $190
2008-09-01 2009-08-31 12 Youth $190
2007-05-01 2008-08-31 13 Babe Ruth $255
2006-05-01 2007-04-30 14 Babe Ruth $255
2005-05-01 2006-04-30 15 Babe Ruth $255
2004-05-01 2005-04-30 16 Babe Ruth $255

Players who reside outside DG Park District boundaries are charged an additional $40 Park District Fee

TEAMS & REGISTRATION GUIDELINES

TEAMS

Depending on the league, the teams are selected in late March or early April. Players/Parents will be notified on what team they are placed via email from the team manager.

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES

  • Registration for Spring 2021 is to be completed on-line at www.dgyb.org.
  • Please complete each section of the form.
  • To support our mission, each player and parent/guardian must review and agree to the established Code of Conduct and Waiver provided in this registration form.
  • In order to receive updates from your coach, league and event information, please check 'yes' in the box in the parent/guardian profile section. DGYB is respectful of your privacy and will not use your contact information to solicit information.
  • The following online payments are accepted:  Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or online electronic transfers from your checking account.
  • Don't delay registering. Teams for ages 6-12 will be selected in early March. We may restrict registration for those ages after March 14th. Players registering after teams are selected will be randomly assigned to teams.
  • For ages 13-16 the teams will selected in early April and registration will be open at least through March 31st.
  • Covid - 19 mitigations will be in place such as social distancing along with wearing a mask when not on the field of play.  More details will come out as the season gets closer.

Play Ball,

DGYB Board of Directors


Become a DGYB Umpire

DGYB is looking for new umpires in 2021. Umpires must be 12 years old by 5/1/2021. New umpires start working this summer at the A level games and are paid.

Training will be held via Zoom starting on Thursday evenings starting on February 25th . A parent should attend the kickoff session with the umpire. There will be a weekly Zoom call every evening in March, followed by outdoor training as soon as the weather allows in April.

Umpires must attend all training clinics to be eligible to work games in the Spring.

To register, please send an email with Umpire name,   birthdate and email address to dgybumpire@gmail.com

Email contacts

Our normal email server is experiencing difficulty. While we work on a resolution, please email us at dgybinformation@gmail.com

For fall ball email us at dgybfallbaseball@gmail.com

We apologize for the inconvenience. 


Bat Rules for ages 9 - 12, North and South Youth Leagues (A, AA, AAA)

All new bats that bear the USABaseball licensing mark are permissible for play in the DGYB Youth Leagues (A, AA, AAA). Barrels may have a diameter of 2 1/4 inches to 2 5/8 inches.

Bats that were previously allowable in DGYB Youth Leagues with diameters limited to 2 1/4 inches will still be permissible in 2020.

Bat rules for Babe Ruth (Ages 13-16) allow bats marked with the USABaseball mark or "BBCOR .50" mark, limited to 2 5/8 barrel diameter.

If you have questions email info@dgyb.org






2021 TEAM SPONSOR DRIVE

Many Thanks to our 2020 community partners and team sponsors.

Please use the link below and help DGYB continue to improve youth baseball in your community. We are holding our participation fee's steady for 2021 in an effort to keep baseball affordable for everyone in our community. Support our partners visit the partners directory. Become a DGYB community partner sponsor one or more teams today.

Thank You DGYB Board of Directors